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The Mount

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7128 / 52°42'46"N

Longitude: -2.7633 / 2°45'47"W

OS Eastings: 348529

OS Northings: 313069

OS Grid: SJ485130

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.20CW

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.J2CL

Entry Name: The Mount

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247658

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457280

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: St George of Cappadocia, Shrewsbury

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


SHREWSBURY

SJ41SE FRANKWELL
653-1/4/329 (North East side)
10/01/53 The Mount

II*

House, now in use as offices. c1800. Brick with stone
dressings and roof not visible behind parapet.
3 storeys, 5-window range to main block with lower flanking
wings. Central door in porch with Tuscan columns supporting
entablature with triglyph frieze. 12-pane sash windows with
flat-arched finely gauged brick heads. Windows over door in
stressed stone architraves. Continuous sill band to first
floor. Stone cornice and parapet. Single-storeyed 4-window
range to left with blank arcading containing 12-pane sash
windows. 2-storey single-window range added to right, and a
lower bay beyond with canted bay window and lantern light
over. Gable end stacks.
INTERIOR: elaborate plasterwork decoration to some ground
floor rooms, and cantilevered stone stair with cast-iron
balusters.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the house was the birthplace of Charles
Darwin in 1809.


Listing NGR: SJ4852913069

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


SHREWSBURY

SJ41SE FRANKWELL
653-1/4/329 (North East side)
10/01/53 The Mount

II*

House, now in use as offices. c1800. Brick with stone
dressings and roof not visible behind parapet.
3 storeys, 5-window range to main block with lower flanking
wings. Central door in porch with Tuscan columns supporting
entablature with triglyph frieze. 12-pane sash windows with
flat-arched finely gauged brick heads. Windows over door in
stressed stone architraves. Continuous sill band to first
floor. Stone cornice and parapet. Single-storeyed 4-window
range to left with blank arcading containing 12-pane sash
windows. 2-storey single-window range added to right, and a
lower bay beyond with canted bay window and lantern light
over. Gable end stacks.
INTERIOR: elaborate plasterwork decoration to some ground
floor rooms, and cantilevered stone stair with cast-iron
balusters.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the house was the birthplace of Charles
Darwin in 1809.


Listing NGR: SJ4852913069

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